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Promoting gambling Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made a video using the plight of Chicago's schoolchildren to promote the building of a casino in Chicago. This resurrects sad memories for many of us of the Illinois Lottery's self-justification in 1974 that...
Complex. Even messy. That's the reality of prosecuting terrorism cases, former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald told his University of Chicago law school students at the outset of a recent class he taught with law firm colleague Michael Scudder. The...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House today approved a measure that would ask voters whether to eliminate the job of lieutenant governor, but the proposal has a long way to go before the much-maligned office would disappear. The measure must pass the...
Change of SubjectWhy should Illinois release Renaldo Hudson? After all, he committed a ghastly, unprovoked murder — stabbed a 72-year-old man some 60 times then set his victim's bed on fire to try to cover his tracks — and was on death......
After deciding to pursue the execution of the man charged with fatally shooting 12 people in a Colorado movie theater last summer, the prosecutor declared that "for James Egan Holmes, justice is death." By that definition, he might have added, justice...
Ten years ago as Mayor Richard M. Daley worked through political channels to accelerate federal approval to build new runways at the airport his father had dearly called "O'Hara," the mayor also issued an infamous order to destroy Chicago's little...
Tribune reportersA former federal prosecutor who helped convict former Gov. George Ryan appears to be the favorite to succeed Patrick Fitzgerald as the next U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, sources in Washington and Chicago told the Tribune. The...
Many of us believe that capital punishment, first used in the Province of Maryland in 1638, should have been relegated to the trash heap long ago. Politicians in Annapolis had overwhelming evidence of its costly and debilitating flaws for many years,...
Tags: Death Penalty, Punishment, Prisons, Annapolis, Baltimore County
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.comThe Roman Catholic Church’s first Latin American pope, who lived in a small apartment and used public transportation as a cardinal, sparked excitement among Tri-State area clergy and church members Thursday. Members of the clergy in the Tri-State...
Change of SubjectI like Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, and not just because she’s a fellow banjo player. She’s friendly, unassuming, smart, straightforward. Whether she’d be a good Illinois attorney general or treasurer or, like her late father, Paul Simon, a U....
Change of SubjectHere is an archive, in reverse chronological order, of the Tribune's coverage of the Daniel Taylor case: News story: Criminal justice: Jail alibi doesn't outweigh confession -- Records show Daniel Taylor in jail when double murder occurred, but...
Change of SubjectA roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
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